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Friday, January 18, 2013

Hanging wall art, the easy way!

     I was planning to go into work today but my littlest guy has me home with a fever. While he vegges on the couch with Micky on I thought I'd share with you phase 2 of our living room update. {If you missed my last post, we are trying to increase the storage and seating in our little living room for our big family!}.

     Since we hope to fill the back wall with shelving I had to move the pictures of our precious kiddos. I decided to use our accent wall as a sort of gallery. I didn't want to mess this up, so here's the process I used to get them all lined up right.

First, the wall in question:

I wanted to fill in around the picture of the Mackinac Bridge with 6 frames.

1)     Trace frames onto newspaper and cut them out.

2)     Using painters tape, tape them onto the wall and move them around until you like the arrangement.

3)    Pound your nail through your newspaper after you've marked where the nail should go, then pull your paper off the wall, leaving the nail in place.

4)     Then, hang your frames!

     Here's another idea: use some of the fabric in your room to fill your frame. You can kind of see this in the smaller frames. This just adds a little more color and texture and adds to that 'homey' feel.

     Thanks for stopping by! Now we just have to get a trip to IKEA on the calendar!

I'm sharing this here:
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk
Between naps on the porch


  1. Such a great tip for hanging pictures! My daughter is hooked on Mickey. :) hope your little one gets better soon!!

  2. Great idea! I just lay mine out on the floor until I like them....but it's not as accurate and if you already have something up on the wall this is the way to go. Could have used this literally yesterday when finally hanging my bird collage wall but it turned out good...only took 3 months of rearranging on the floor, hahaha.

  3. Good tips, Thank you for your excellent article.

  4. Great tips! I need to do that instead of just using my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have used this method for a while now and I'll not go back to my "eye-balling" technique again. Instead of newspaper I use brown craft paper off a roll you can find at Walmart and other places. After cutting out the template of the picture frame, I turn the picture over on its back and mark or impress with my fingers where the hanger is on the frame. Then tape you template to the wall and you can easily see where your nail should go. This way may take a little longer but you make one nail hole and get it right the first time.


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